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the majority. it's the last great bastion of opposition to the new leadership in kiev ukraine's i suppress other for toys and a coke which has reportedly been given protection by moscow. that's according to a russian official cause of by a russian news agencies the fugitive leader up and the os for help from the kremlin. yanukovich was to hold a news conference late on friday in the southern russian city of mosul phone home. but russian president. whatever prisons spokesman said he had no information about getting coverage as reported on arrival in moscow. the us president is said to have been staying at this mosque is the story of which is run by the presidential administrations property department. he was first set up and staying at this mosque of a towel. democrat which is not wanted in ukraine on charges of mass murder. but the police shooting of demonstrators. groups of protesters have gathered in caracas. the stars of the week long carnival holiday. the ghanaians to a government crackdown on demonstrations and the release of those jailed in recent weeks. government opponents of been
of this crisis in ukraine, kiev late today. we've heard from his press secretary that russia -- sanctions against russia, economic sanctions are likely if russia continues on this current course. only a matter of hours ago this was basically communicated to the russians by vice president joe biden who spoke to prime minister medvedev saying if the situation is not resolved that russia can expect increasing political and economic isolation as well. again, those comments from both sides, both netanyahu and the president expected within next 10 or 15 minutes or so. >> peter alexander live any snowy white house. thanks again. but now, it is time for something a little more light handed. our daily panel. they are fabulous and they all watched the oscars. welcome two wonderful women, we have catori hall a playwright and lynn win sted, she won the 2010 award for new play, tony, pretty big deal. also the first african-american to do so. she is a good person to turn to right now on a pretty historic day. "12 years a slave" first black director of a best picture film. people are describing this as another
." >> the peninsula on the black sea ukrain ukrainian basis cont. the but interim government in kiev insists that those troops are part of a russian force that is invaded crimea. moscow denies that, insisting the troops are local self defense you wants opposed to last week's jousting of ukraine's popularly elected president. diplomats from europe, the united states and russia have met separately in paris today to try to defuse the worst crisis on the continent since the cold war. the key sticking point is russia's refusal to recognize the new interim government in ukraine which seized power after months of sometimes violent protests in kiev and other cities. in the meantime the west has firmly thrown its support behind the new ukrainian government. the european union announced an aid package of $15 billion to ukraine. that is designed to make up for a russian package of about the same amount that had been forthcoming until the events of last week. now that announcement comes a day after secretary of state john kerry promised $1 billion in loan guarantees from the united states to try to offs
are going to put it into the black scene or we are going to help the ukraines in kiev. a presence in the area will say you can't walk over a sovereign ukraine. >> this week they ordered more than 100,000 troops to test their combat readiness. >> if you took naked pictures of yourself using yahoo messenger the british government may have those photos. a british intelligence agency collected web canalling images for millions of users even if you weren't associated with a crime. a large chunk of them were sexually explicit. >> you can't wear t-shirts on cinco de mayo. the federal court ruled those students rights were not violated. after the case gains national attention two of the students involved wrote to "fox & friends" saying they did nothing wrong. >> we had to turn our t-shirts inside out and go back to class they thought it would be disrespectful to the flag. >> concerns of racial violence out weighs the students freedom of expression rights. >> a scamming scare hitting a major photo company. what you need to look out for>> this is a major scam alert if you get a call from a
-to-back developments coming out of kiev where secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters just moments ago, and in washington where the president spoke concerning the crisis in ukrain as well. mike the secretary of state and president using versus forceful language, the secretary of state calling what happened in kiev freedom, and the president using words like meddle and intervene. >> yes, both men trying to embarrass vladimir putin on the world stage. the president said it has not been a sign of strength but a reflection of the suspicion of all of the neighbors of russia, ages of suspicions being echoed over the last 72 hours. the president said he want to de-escalate this. they are not making for a major confrontation. and secretary kerry on that score says that vladimir putin is looking for a pretext. here is a little bit more of what president obama had to say moments ago. >> from the perspective of the european union, the united states, allies like canada and japan, and allies in friends and partners around the world will is a strong belief that russia's action is violating internat
. >> this is a fragile time for ukraine. nick schifrin live in kiev thank you. >>> gunmen have been patrolling for three days now. it's in cremia where many speak russia and are in align with russia. jennifer glasse is there with more. >> reporter: many people here were happy to hear news that russian forces are authorized now to protect ukraine to protect creme yeah, they fee crl a fenty to russia. 60% is russian speak, ethnic russian and feel that they share customs and would like the protection of russia. they feel very threatened by what's been happening in kiev. for months they have been watching television reports that call the now government, then opposition leaders thugs, bandits, fascists and don't recognize the government in kiev. they say what's happened is a coup. and so very welcoming to the news here that russian forces will protect cremia and ukraine mainly i think we are talking eastern ukraine we saw pro russian action north of here. they are pro russian demonstrators went in the city hall that had been occupied for about a week now by pro kiev supporters. some of those supporters were
, there is still opportunity for russia to help the international community stabilize the situation in ukraine. meanwhile, delivering the message in kiev, condemning russia for escalating the violence, kerry is visiting with ukraine's new leaders reayou remember thing support for the government. this has been a day of point, counter point, 2 sides expressing their opinions. talking points, but clearly a very strong difference of opinion on the way things are progressing here in kiev, and throughout the country. john kerry said that many of that vladimir putin said in an hour long press conference, were simply not true. the russian government would have you believe that that will have been mass attacks on churches in eastern ukraine. that hasn't happened. but vladimir putin remains adamant the west does not understand this country. he says that ukraine is well within the sphere of russia's control. and that basically the west is looking at ukraine as some sort of laboratory experiment, in democracy. in his speech, today to the russian press, vladimir putin also took an opportunity to say that w
is rebelling against the new leadership in kiev. the interior minister of ukraine accused the kremlin in moscow of directing armed units to occupy a regional airport. lawrence lee is at that airport for us to tell us what the situation is. >> as night falls here, the russian or pro russian forces who have been in control of the perimeter of these buildings for more than 12 hours now are absolutely still in control. they're very relaxed. there's no sense of tension here at all. in the last few hours, some have tried to suggest it is not pro russian forces who are in fact in charge of security here. i have to say that is either disingenuous or at worst a complete lie. for the whole time that we've been here, there's been absolutely no attempt by anybody to budge these people from their positions and what it appears to be is yet another expression of which the expense of which kiev is losing its grip on crimea. >> on thursday, people in the pro russian block in crimea have told us they would welcome russian troops. by first light on friday, it seems they may have got their wish. at the civilian ai
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of what has happened in kiev and in ukraine as a whole. the evaluation can be just one. it isn't anticonstitution, no coup and military seizure of power. nobody argues this. who argues this? for me, the question is, which i cannot answer and my colleagues either, who i have been discussing the problem of ukraine over the phone. the question is as follows, why has this been done? please pay your attention president yanukovych together with three foreign ministers of poland, germany and france, in the presence of my representative -- the men of russia, they spoke and they signed between the opposition and the authorities on the 21st this very agreement, according to which, whether it is good or bad, yanukovych has already given up his power. he agreed to everything the opposition has been wanting, for the early parliamentary elections, early presidential election, to go back to the constitution of 2004. he agreed to request of us and west not to apply force. he did not give any criminal order to shoot in the poor demonstrators. moreover, he made an order to withdraw all police fo
of the oligarchs from protest is. it seems the old ladies vying for power in kiev come straight home to ukraine's financial elites control of an aunty kiev. a lunch party for any military are defined in newly issued in kiev three air defence regiment are the latest to pledge the religion's to the people in crimea more than five thousand troops have switched sides including the country's navy commander and along with the military said. arms to protect the errol and thirty three financial reports my knee and he's on the defensive. many decent honest republicans southern ukraine took the lead to demands by ethnic russians here's what's happening yet its quiet way of life. if you want peace prepare for war. this is the crying meander on to roads connecting the peninsula to the mainland here and here this is one of them. sandra is that local state and the content into a soul undesirable forces from the north. and this is why they're here. the fear that ukrainian fascists the country's ultra nationalists writes that the group helped topple president unocal beach. now many crimean so worried that such
. in kiev, where there has been bloodshed people express their allegiance to ukraine, and their defines of russia. it's fighting rhetoric, and for now it still is only talk. parliament has been meeting in emergency session. afterwards the prime minister said russia had brought them to the brink of disaster. >> this is not the threat. this is actually the declaration of war to my country. and we urge president vladimir putin to pull back his military and to stick to the international obligations and bilateral and mild to lateral agreements that were signed between ukraine and russia. >> the army has opened recruiting stations across the country. there are nine in the capital alone. at this office or the outskirts men were waiting outside before the doors opened. >> people have been responding enthusiastically to the call to mobilise. here there are young men, older men, people with military experience, people without military experience, but you still want to take part. we have visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and in the first few hours several hundred people enlisted
ago, after putin spoke, secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to meet with ukraine's new leaders. margaret brennan is traveling with secretary of state kerry. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to the west coast. secretary of state kerry arrived here in kiev and headed straight to the shrine of the fallen. it's a memorial for some of the protesters killed in demonstrations against the former pro-moscow government. he was swarmed by religious leaders and people in the street who pled for help. he says the u.s. will deliver financial support and he hopes that russia will respect the outcome of upcoming elections. but there is real concern among u.s. officials that rush bea will expand its invasion in ukraine beyond crimea and the u.s. is considering slapping sanctions on russia in the coming days. right now, kerry is in kiev meeting with the acting president and prime minister pledging a $1 billion loan guarantee. he is also sending a team of financial advisers to help this country avoid economic collapse and try to cl
to purchase the art scene reporting from kiev ukraine for more on this under my jeffrey summer is associate professor political economy and policy and a senior fellow at the astute of world affairs at university of wisconsin milwaukee. ideally speaking with us again here on rt so we heard the merits of a stop all that is a largely self these pro russian region saying that he considers the government he of the legitimate why do you think so many western leaders have been very quick to recognize the legitimacy of the new installed government in kiev. of course it is that it will be in line with the rangers to do so. so unfortunately seen with us policy in of course is that the united states. they will force the support any group of girls that are as long as they are in line with us financial interests. and they feel that they will be online for instance the nineteen eighty three four steals and a sign that hangs against the russian parliament the worst united states for the clueless on the line it's the inclusion of the seventy two when we might have some remarks but regardless because he di
interests in ukraine. >> what's happening in kiev later on wednesday then? >> well, in kiev itself, katherine ashton, the foreign policy chief of the u.n. is meeting members of the government. it's events in brussels where she's based that might be more important in what happens over the security and stabilization in ukraine because russia, we are hearing, accepted a meeting at ambassador level with members of n.a.t.o., the security alliance. that's crucial because there's talk of contact being set up. that's what the european union wants, to see what will happen to those russian forces, an estimated 16,000 russian troops based in crimea. john kerry has been saying that he wants to see them return to their bases. analysts say that is unlikely what is at stake is whether they go further into other regions of ukraine. that's the main concern for the u.s. and its allies, that will be discussed later on wednesday in boroughs else. >> thanks for that. that report from kiev. now, as we mentioned the top diplomats are in or heading to paris to discuss syria. but ukraine's likely to featur
in ukraine. authorities in kiev say that they will never give up the province of crimea another they have effective control over parts of the territory. pro-russian troops have been deployed over parts of the rotation near the coast with ukraine. just a few moments ago ukrainian border guards said that russian troops continued to flow into crimea, a military supremacy highlighted this weekend as they pledged allegiance to russian troops. >> flagships of the ukrainian navy. their loyalty is no longer, now that the newly appointed navy chief has defected. swear allegiance to the people of the autonomous republic of crimea. >> the ukrainian military has about 140,000 men, including 60,000 conscripts. in theory the ukraine could mobilize one million, but they say that their equipment is getting old in that the army is sorely lacking in resources. troops, vladimir putin called for authorization to use the armed forces in ukraine until the normalization of the political situation in the country. the russian army has taken control of the entire region, they could also be sending soldiers into ot
who died here. we'll have complete coverage confident crisis in ukraine from here in kiev. also on the ground from correspondents in crimea at the top of the hour. erin be? >> looking forward to seeing you in a few minutes. >>> emotion dominating day two of the murder trial involving oscar pistorius. at times the testimony proved too much for the one-time athlete and a star witness. robyn curnow is out front in the south africa. >> it was awful. >> a key witness breaking down on the second day of oscar pistorius' murder trial. the olympic runner's neighbor testified she heard blood curdling screams the night reeva was killed followed by four gunshots. the defense tried to poke holes in the neighbor's story. >> the question was not that difficult. shall i repeat it again? please listen carefully. just listen to the question please. >> the defense went on to question the neighbor's credibility. >> you heard that out of a closed toilet and a half, 177 meters away? >> then in graphic detail, the defense explained steenkamp would not have been able to scream after the fourth and fata
's go to kiev right now, that's the capital of ukraine. we're hearing these ominous reports that the you cukrainian military is going to a higher state of alert based on these provocations, they call them provocations coming from moscow? >> reporter: that's exactly right a and it's actually the highest level of alert and readiness, they're saying that the morale among the troops is high and that they're ready for any sort of provocation from moscow. although that being said, the prime minister did talk with his counterpart in russia to try to ease tensions and the russian prime minister dmitry medvedev says that russia hasn't decided to use further force in ukraine, but that is still an option. also the chief of ukraine's navy also had a conversation with his counter part to deescalate the tensions around a naval base in the crimea that is controlled by ukraine and they said that that has also taken place. but there are high security, they said, arrange critical infrastructu infrastructure, that being nuclear power plants in ukraine and they said any sort of military intervention would b
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government. we'll be live in kiev. >> security in ukraine is a major challenge. armed men are reported to have taken over buildings in the crimea region. this is al jazeera, live from doha >> also ahead - 175 rebels killed in an army ambush n one of the bloodiest incidents in syria's 3-year long conflict. >> qantas plans to cut 5,000 jobs after reporting heavy financial losses. >> the sun comes out in northern china after wind blows away a dangerous blanket of smog. >> hello. good to have with you us. we are getting reports that armed men are seizing buildings in the crimea region. the area has been the scene of violent confrontations. one person died on wednesday after demonstrations turned violent. we go to robin walker. what have you seen? >> i have seen the parliament building, the area around the police with a cordon around it. the public have not been allowed to walk around there. it's gone through to see what is going on. i can see barricades up at the entrance to the building, and i also confirm that the russian flag has been hoisted on top. >> thank you. >> in the capital parl
. as fareed says, ukraine is essential. kiev, the gates of kiev, historically essential to the russian vision of its own people and he is nothing else, you know, a russian believer in its destiny, its history, and he is there to restore it after the fall of the soviet empire which he's called the great tragedy of the 20th century and he's not walking away from this and, yeah. he's clever like a fox as somebody in the white house put it to me. is he out of touch with reality? yes, they say, in the sense that he keeps surrounding himself with yes men in the kgb, former kgb officers who give him bad intelligence, who tell him that there are conspiracies in the west but he also knows how to stir up trouble and go after what he wants. >> and the trouble continues. we're watching it closely. carl, appreciate you being on tonight. fareed, as well. coming up tonight, inside independence square. a day in the life of the square, if you will. the site of so much violence, and now a shrine to those who lost their lives. we'll be right back. marge: you know, there's a more enjoyable way to get your fiber.
in ukraine and kiev in particular? >> we held official negotiations with the representatives of the opposition. you know there were a lot of them. the goal was to end bloodshed and violence. they were not able to find peaceful solutions. i would like to reaffirm that it is not acceptable for me to see any other alternative to a peaceful solution. this has been due to the actions of these people. i never gave any orders to the police to open fire. the police was without any weapons until the very last moment when they were under threat and people started shooting at them. according to the law, the police has the right to self-defense, especially when there have been massive acts of attacks to the police. regressive lead. but do remember 2004 we had a similar situation. 40,000 people came to the railroad station. they could have been a clash of bloodshed. i went to the railroad station. i stopped be people. i prevented bloodshed. i talked to those who brought them. i said they will never forgive us if blood is spilled. >> please take your seat. i insist. >> hello? i have a ques
president last week. clarissa ward is in ukraine's capital kiev. clarissa what's going on in crimea? >> reporter: well, scott, the situation on the ground in crimea is very tense and very fluid. those masked gunmen have taken over the two main airports and the parliament and what's particularly unnerving to the people on the ground is these men will not identify themselves. they are wearing uniforms and the uniforms do not have insignias on them. all we know is they appear to be a pro-russian paramilitary force. the russians have been completely silent on the events going on in the ground in crimea and on what role they may have in those events. but the ukrainian leadership here in kiev has not minced any words. the interior minister has said this is essentially a military invasion and the defense minister has warned if any military installations come under attack in crimea, the ukrainian army is ready to respond. >> pelley: clarissa ward reporting from kiev tonight. it is worth remembering that russia invaded neighboring georgia back in 2008, and that resulted in a shooting war. ma
and reiterating what cameron said about the territorial integrity and germany respecting the territory of ukraine. that's what happened a few minutes ago in london. >> let's update you on the situation in the ukraine. the center of appear appears to have shifted from the capitol kiev, the other side of the story emerging in crimea. gunman have taken over a government building and prompted a russian flag. that prompted warnings to moscow not to take action. the new performy war is being played out. >> tents are being made here to turn crimea like kiev in reverse. heavily armed men are protecting it from what they see as profoundly undemocratic forces. their supporters not so many, but they are here to tell you that they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries, today we support russian army, because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police lines start by just a handful of uncertain looking men didn't look very impressive. the small group proves just how unimpressive it was. the point being that the
with us. now to kiev - ukraine's acting president has put forces on full alert. ier -- we are live to independence square, with nick schifrin. how nervous are ukraine's leaders at this point. >> ukraine's leaders are very nervous. they have been on the job for 48 hours and are dealing with a maimer security crisis they were trying to deal with the economy. this is what they have to deal with. the president or acting president not only put his forces on high alert. he stepped up security at airports and security plants. we heard the prime minister discussing military intervention. they are warning soldiers to step back into bases. they are warnings echoed, include ag tatiana chernobyl, she said she wants diplomacy to work, but they feel there's no choice. >> translation: there's no diplomacy with vladimir putin. russia spread information to make georgia the enemy. they stole part of georgia. with putin and viktor yanukovych, there can be no diplomacy. we have no choice but to defend the country ourselves. >> so clearly the government here are worried, using aggress if language, are
reviewed to back down. >> first the assessment of what happened in the ukraine and kiev as a whole. this was an unconstitutional coup and armed seizure of power. bill: what can you tell us about the very tense situation in ukraine as of now? >> reporter: there is a heavy fog that descended over kiev on independence square. people are continuing to try to drum up moral support for their revolution that seems to be in jeopardy because of this tense situation particularly in the southern area of crimea. both sides have been incredibly disciplined in this standoff between ukrainian and military forces. but there were concerns about missteps. there were tense moments at the air base taken over by russian soldiers i in balaklava. they warned the ukrainian troops and said they would shoot. it was an example of how thing are on evening. in the black sea the ukrainian naval ships are blockaded by russian forces. it's a very compl -- very compld situation. russia and the ukraine worked together and now they are practically in a state of war with the russians ordering them off their bases. pe
continuing coverage of the crisis in ukraine. shepard smith is on the ground in kiev and joins us with the latest. i know we have a little bit of a delay, so if people can bear with us, we look forward to hearing your update. go ahead. >> well, i'm standing behind me is the square where all of this unraveled, beginning back in november, and then continued in a more fiery way in independence square here in kiev. they shut the lights off at 11:00 local time building by building and area by area. they all went down, we don't know if to save electricity or something else. it's pitch black on a foggy and cold night. there's still people in independence square, we took pictures from my iphone. people are coming here to mourn those who died in this uprising. think of it, i have been listening to your conversation and it's all politics and oil, but for so many people here, this is about we are ukrainian. we heard that our president is going to align with the russians, and we didn't like it. we protested in the streets, and eventually, the government came out and murdered our neighbors and
at it incredibly nervesly. the situation is still very volatile throughout ukraine as the new government feels its way. it's desperately trying to keep the country unified but sees events in crimea as a potential throat to that. >> for the moment, thanks. film friend live in kiev. we'll continue to monitor the situation in ukraine, and let you know of further developments. >> to venezuela, where anti-government protesters are calling for more demonstrations. on thursday security forces fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators in caracas. thousands rallied in cities across venezuela, against the crackdown on the opposition. al jazeera's adam raney has the latest from caracas. >> venezuela's president was hoping that thursday, which kicked off a week-long holiday around the carnival, showing an easing of tensions between protesters and government forces didn't happen. we have several protests in the surrounding area, and protests in the south-west of the country on the border of columbia which is the epicentre of tense protests between people unhappy with the government, unhappy with rising inflati
: the worry evident in their voices and their faces for their loved ones still in ukraine. tooliana's family lives in kiev. >> i was talking to my parents the whole time while they were protesting and my parents were go to protest. >> reporter: this protest is her way of supporting them. >> they're okay. they went to a couple protests and -- but nothing happened to them. i was very thankful for that. >> reporter: today's protest was started by a group. lara is one of the organizers. >> speak withing them this morning, they're scared. they are keeping an eye out on everything that's going on. and they're scared for their children as well. >> reporter: she has followed closely the violence in kiev and as russia proves military involvement in ukraine, the threat became even more real to lara. the ukrainian population in the dc area has banded together sending up this memorial and holding fundraisers throughout the city. today will be one of many until, they say, actiona is taken. >> we're praying and hoping there's a diplomatic solution to this. >> reporter: tomorrow they will be set up at the
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
to talk through mounting tensions through ukraine. secretary kerry visited kiev, bringing with him prayers for slain protesters and $1 billion aid
they were not consulted really kind of marginalizes them and especially unhappy that kiev made a ukraine the ukraine the official language because people here speak russia. >> reporter: and jennifer class is there this morning and i want to go to phil who is joining us from moscow and phil after going into hiding former president victor yanukovich has suddenly emerged in russia and set to speak here if a couple hours, what has he been up to, do we know anything about his plans? >> well, thomas we know he expects to hold a press contrends and this will be his first appearance publically since he was ousted from kiev. we are being told it will happen in the town on don and not confirmed but that is the expectation and that is symbolically important because that is the capitol which basically run the ethnic group runs between russia and ukraine. there are an awful lot of contracts in the crimea in particular. this is a town that is very close to the ukrainian border and a similar botic gesture if indeed that is where he has the press conference and we know the former president victor yanuk
:30 eastern tone. meanwhile, ukraine's capitol of kiev some of the activists who hemmed bring the new government for power are now mobilizing for war. our nick schifrin is live in independence square where this crisis began several months ago. nick, what are you seeing there tonight? >> reporter: jonathan, it is really interesting. there is a sense that this government might not be up to the task and so we have been talking to lots of the activist who his did help launch what they call a revolution, did help clear this square of all of the police who were trying to clear it of activists being including one group of afghan veterans who people whose war end 20 year old ago, they are ukrainian and fought again president yanukovych in the last round and saying they will fight russia in this round. they were supposed to have a press conference tonight, that's been delayed until tomorrow. they say that they are going to fight russia if they need to. another group, the right ex-sex tour, also says the same thing. they led these protests and are quite militant. i was in their hotel today and
that the regime in the ukraine, in kiev was going to force -- was going to rebuff europe and instead cast its lot with russia. that's what produced this dynamic. we're all playing catchup, the people -- the real actors here, the people who have moved the story are the people of ukraine. and the people of ukraine particularly young people, particularly people in the west seem to say we want a future that is outside of the shadow of russian domination. that has produced a kind of complicated set of facts on the ground. it's a complicated situation, but surely the way to respond to that is not to send in thuggish paramilitary troops who do not have markings, because you don't have the courage to admit that you have effectively invaded cry mere, so you're doing it in this sur repetitious way. the best way to have dealt with this i think would have been to have negotiations, diplomacy, see what the people want, and if they want a special autonomous status, even if they wanted secession, maybe that's possible. but surely i cannot imagine that steve or anyone else would argue this is a good principle of
to get to the latest in ukraine. john kerry is in kiev this morning showing u.s. support for their new government. within hours kerry met with the acting president and prime minister. he also travelled to independence square where he laid flowers at the memorial for those killed in last month's violence between protestors and police. they called what happened an unconstitutional coup. bill has more. >>> words laced with menace from president putin, there is no need for further military intervention in ukraine, but the possibility still exists. it is a veiled threat. john kerry has now arrived for talks in ukraine, a country whose borders are changing. changed by the march of russian troop that's have fired the first shots in their take over of ukraine. they have marched toward russia trying to reach their war planes. soldiers open fired. they warned the ukrainians to stop. they did, but only after least four volleys of gunfire. a dangerous twist in an invasion the president has condemned. >> overtime this will be a costly proposition for russia. the strong condemnation that it has rece
across the world. the american secretary of state will meet with ukraine's leaders in kiev on tuesday. also the british prime minister pressured trowz pul russia to p. russia's invasion is not just a threat but a declaration of war. also the head of ukraine's navy was fired for treason today after he swore allegiance to pro-russian leaders. our teams are in kiev and the regional capital of crimea, sim verm. simferopol. jennifer glasse is there. >> stability to crimea, what that means he doesn't know. he refused to give up. then more russians arrived, truckloads of them. the colonel watches and tells someone, they're here. the ukrainians move an armed vehicle to their gate. but there will be no reenforcements. no one is coming from kiev he tells me i'm alone me and my brigade, we'll do what we can and we'll see, we'll see. >> the expander in his brigade says we'll see if there's going to be war. then the troops come in on foot. some sifnlts tried to stop. but -- civilians tried to stop. the armies just feet from one another. until we have a standoff, ukrainian troops, there are russian
in ukraine. the head of the international findsry said that he pledged to send a team to key of -- kiev to establish how much aid they need. she later met with john kerry. he appealed directly to russia. the russian parliament later approved the use of military force in crimea. >> antigovernment protests could continue throughout the week in venezuela. there are daily reports of violence. a man was shot dead friday in clashes with lisa in caracas. -- police in caracas. students and opposition supporters have been venting their anger over high inflation and a shortage of basic goods in the country. the president held a called peace meetings this week. members of the opposition were largely absent. they have refused to enter dialogue until demonstrators are released were being held in jail. they expect the prime minister to stop the harsh crackdown on the protest movement. >> also on friday, over 200 african migrants broke into the spanish enclave. they reached european union territory. they made by dealing a heavily guarded and that separates the territory from africa. it was one of the
. but still, a statement. >> mr. kerry, welcome to ukraine. >> thank you. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian capital 500 miles away, secretary of state kerry walked the streets where scores of ukrainians died in protests last month, then praised their revolution. >> what they stood for so bravely i say with full conviction, will never be stolen by bullies or by invasions. it is called freedom. >> reporter: in moscow, vladimir putin offered a different version, a different reality in an extraordinary appearance. the new ukrainian government? illegitimate, he said. u.s. support for it was like, running experiments on rats. and then the u.s., he said, must stop encouraging what he called illegal change in the territory of the former soviet union. the soviet union shaped putin, a loyal kgb officer for 15 years. and here's what this country looked like back then, a colossus. and this is how it shrunk what the soviet union collapsed, which putin called, the greatest catastrophe of the century. his world view, shaped by the loss of an empire. >> he was born in a large soviet space that encompassed
ukrainians hope these documents will make a solid case am al jazeera, kiev. >> meanwhile, the the unrest in ukraine remain as very big concern. john kerry says he spokes to the russian's foreign minister. the white house briefing just a short while ago. shortly after signing the agreement, in early fashion, packing up his stuff, and disappearing. it is hard to claim you are leading a country when you advocate responsibilities and disappeared. they have been watching the development in washington, how is the cry issue going to strain the already strained relationship that the u.s. has with russia. >> that's a great question, and all along over the course of the last several days as this crisis has unfolded you have heard everyone from the president to a spokesman here at the white house from secretary kerri to his spokesperson de-emphasize this perception thatting this a cold war redo. there is undeniably this aspect to it. a number of alarms were raised bringing about very forceful statements. near ukraine on the border, secretary kerry openlien waying russia not to violate the territori
, ukraine is facing an even more challenging future. tim friend reports from kiev. >> they were supposed to be confirming a new government. but events initial thely overwhelmed the parliament. increasingly nervous about what their overthrow may have unleashed. it brought this warning from the acting president. >> everybody that tries to take over government building northeast, west, center, south, and north, is going to be treated as having the committed a crime, against the government of the the ukraine. it was the a historic day, promising that the victims had not died in vain. the newly elected prime minister, said that the country was on the bring of collapse. a staggering $37 billion missing from state coffers under yanukovych. >> russia, the u.s., and the u.k. should take the on responsibility, under the budapest memorandum, to guarantee this will not grow into a military conflict that no country, will intervene in the internal affairs of ukraine. they are the inexperienced in parliamentary politics. senior colleagues don't underestimate the task ahead. >> we count on the the opera
and great with the west for the kiev protests turned deadly. self defense groups in ukraine's crimea patrol the two main airports of the physical feats new authoritieshi him hot wars last line and gum on china condemns america's human rights record saying washington's failing to live up to its standards. left out in the cold that your struggles to deal with port's apprentice. despite millions of houses across the continents diving in the new . it's the dream it's good that speeds up the match which took four hours a day in his first news conference since being ousted from power ukraine's impact will present the connecticut which has vowed to fight on. speaking from southern russia he insisted he was still ukraine's legitimate leader and accuse heel position of staging it can do with the help of pro fascist forces. meanwhile the current authorities in kiev to stop the presses have yet to be expedited. these are the biggest job was in most of all moved on in russia to hear the words of defiance from the deposed president his eyes as he is imprisoned in a president is as positive and not in pe
in to what kiev and ukraine is saying about what russia is trying to do. to foment agitators on the ground, and that would then provide a pretext for russia to up its game in this country, so when we hear a release from the foreign ministry saying -- taking happens advantage or capitalizing on what is happening there with the un envoy, this is certainly something that kiev will jump upon and try to use to gain the upper hand. del? >> phil ittner, nick schifrin, and mr. datrus for us in washington, d.c. here is what we know, we try to report the facts and the facts are this, there was an unenvoy in a cafe in crimea. he was escorted out of the country by what appeared to be a mob, shouting putin, putin, russia, russia. we'll be right back. american tv news today. >> entire media culture is driven by something that's very very fast... >> there has been a lack of fact based, in depth, serious journalism, and we fill that void... >> there is a huge opportunity for al jazeera america to change the way people look at news. >> we just don't parachute in on a story...quickly talk to a couple of exp
, georgia. and last week's bloody protests in ukraine's capital kiev were a setback for russia prompting the national parliament to oust ukraine's pro russian president, viktor yanukovych. today near the big russian naval base that's in southern ukraine, pro russian army mob seized a government building and an anti-russian mob protested the. ukraine is dangerously divided and in financial crisis. defense secretary hagel warned moscow. >> i urged them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted. >> reporter: putin's shove force by his navy, his air force and his ground forces despite putin's promise not interfere in ukraine is the biggest russian military move since the cold war. kerry resurrected a cold war quote from ronald reagan saying the u.s. government now will trust but verify putin's promises. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> a plan to expand benefits for military veterans and their families died in the u.s. senate today when it failed a procedural vote. republicans say the $21 billion price tag is too high. they also wanted to attach an amendment imposing new sanctions on
's crisis moved from kiev to crimea. russia is preparing for a military intervention and ukraine's interim government has started to mobilise troops and has called up reservists. diplomats met for a special session on saturday. the u.s. is calling on the u.n. to send observers. president obama called the russian vladimir putin asking him to pull back the troops but russia is not bundling. jennifer glasse has more of that storey from crimea. >> jubilation, "the russians are coming." as moscow endorsed the use of force, ethnic russians took to the streets, like ena and her family. supporting the russian flag. they are her protectors. they are just here to guarantee safety. >> beneath the statue of communist leader lenin russian and soviet military flags. the bond was close. crimea was part of the russia until 1954. they have a pro-russian prime minister, who moved to take control. >> translation: i have decided to temporarily take command of all national forces - the interior ministry, armed force, navy. all supports take orders from me only. those with trouble, resign. >> translation: it's
secretary of state john kerry leaves for ukraine to meet with leaders in kiev. yesterday kerry called on putin to pull back. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation of its u.n. obligations. russia is in violation of its obligations under the u.s. charter. >> this morning there are reports of russian naval movements in the black sea. charlie d'agata is in the capital of kiev. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: we've just returned from the parliament. good morning, anne-marie. we just returned from ukrainian parliament where defense ministers are trying to find out if anything can be done with russia's military intervention in cry meara and further involvement along the eastern border. we learned this morning ukrainian border guards have reported a buildup of russian guards along the border. there's been a buildup of russian warships on the move also. crimean -- excuse me ukrainian forces trying to reinforce that border, they
in ukraine. a staboff continues in the crimea region and now a top u.s. official is headed to kiev. >>> hundred of arrests outside the >>> there have been some fast moving developments in the ukraine. john kerry will travel to kiev to meet with officials. the prime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster. russia continues on move troops into the crimean region. earlier today, kerry said vladimir putin had nothing to gain and everything to lose by staying the course. >> russia is going to lose. the russian people are going to lose. he will lose all the glow that came out of the olympics. his $60 billion extravaganza. he is not going to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8. >> late today president putin accepted a dialogue. meanwhile about 40 people were arrested there. >>> it started peacefully but ended with several arrests. a group of mostly college students participated in a march today to protest the proposed key stone oil pipeline. they marched from georgetown university all the way to the white house. police moved in and arrested a couple hundred o
kerry, pass by. what are people in kiev, in ukraine, hoping to hear from the secretary of state when he speaks a few minutes from now? >> reporter: i have been in independence square for the past few days where there are these very emotional scenes with people laying flowers on the barricades. there were battles between the protesters and the police. it has become a memorial to the people that died mainly shot by snipers. you can see people still laying flowers into the evening. very important for the people of this part of ukraine at least that john kerry was seen here in independence square paying his respects to the people that lost their lives here, sort of laying a memorial to them as well. they are looking for him now to take strong action to put whatever diplomatic, financial, and political pressure he can on russia, along with his allies in the international community, to pull back from their position in ukraine. what exactly those levers are, remains unclear for the moment. what's been announced coinciding with john kerry's visit but the u.s. is $1 billion in a credit line, cre
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. >> ukraine's parliament perhaps to approve a new government. we'll be live in kiev. >> security in ukraine is a major challenge. armed men are reported to have taken over buildings in the crimea region. this is al jazeera, live from doha >> also ahead - 175 rebels killed in an army ambush n one of the bloodiest incidents in syria's 3-year long conflict. >> qantas plans to
stream of forces, pressure is growing across ukraine with al jazeera's journalists covering key developments. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves for war. in kiev where there has already been so much bloodshed, people expressed their allegiance to ukraine and their defiance of russia. it's fighting rhetoric and for now, it still is only talk. people have been responding enthusiastically to the call to mobilize. here there are young men, there are older men. people with military experience. people without any military experience at all. but yo who still want to take p. we have visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and already in the first few hours several hundred people had enlisted. >> i know russia is powerful, they have nuclear weapon but on the other side we have our friends in europe and the united states who already claim the support. so we will fight until the end. >> this appears to be perhaps the one place ukraine's forces in crimea are putting up any resistance. behind these walls in paravalnia is a special forces base. the ukrainian flag is still up
snubbed by the oscars. >> first the standoff in ukraine's crimia, between moss scpo kiev appears to be escalating. russian military helicopters appear to be seep in the skies. ukraine's interim prime minister says the government will not bow to what he calls russian provocation. the russian pro-russian leader took control of the military and the police in sevastapol. report hoda abdel-hamid of 13 russian aircraft carrying unidentified troops. is it clear they are russian soldiers? >> well, according to the authorities in kiev they are russian authorities, even though russia denied the reports. when we asked the soldiers (played around the parliament building, "who are you?" the answer we get is no comment. the one thing we can say is it looks like the man who appeared in front of the airport here yesterday. they appear to have the same gear and weapons. just in front of them is a role of men who have an orange and back insignia showing their allegiance to russia. they say they are self-defense unit and are doing the same as what was happening in maydan. they say they are here to
a combat ready ukraine? >> that's the fear if kiev, and the latest from here is that the head of the state security and defense counsel has just emerged from a closed-door session of parliament to give a press conference in which he announced all reservists in ukraine are being called up. they are being mobilized and told to gather. he then said that the regular forces were on the highest level of combat alert, and he said that they had agreed to protect key installations. among these are nuclear plants, nuclear energy plants, which now will have increased security as a result of events down in the south in crimea. of course, there's also been incidents in the east of the country where there is equally a pro russian sympathy movement which has been attacking pro european so they are the key points from the press conference, from the head of security here in kiev. interestingly in his list, number two, is simply marked secret. >> very briefly, you mentioned unrest. i wondered if there were any obvious signs that unrest against the new interim government in kiev is spreading from the crimea
. and also a warning not to intervene in ukraine and the former president is hiding in russia. we will have more on today's developments in kiev. but first, lawrence lee is in crimea. >> there are attempts to turn the capital into a source of kiev but the reverse. the parliament building in the hands of heavily armed men protecting it from what they see as undemocratic forces. their support is not so many but eager to tell you they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries. today we support russian army because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police line staffed by just a handful of uncertain looking men didn't look very impressive. the small group proves just how unimpressive it was. the point being that they wanted to tell the armed group in charge of parliament that they were with them and that they were in control. >> so it is pretty obvious who is in charge here. the police line simply melted away as these people obviously said they wanted to hold the protest right in front of the buil
warning shots and stood face to face with ukraine soldiers. they were demanding the russians vacate the area. the tense standoff occurred just before secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to show support for ukraine's government. >> the united states reaffirms our commit to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine, a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea, president vladimir putin called the recent uprising an unconstitutional ciewp and said moscow -- coup and said moscow reserves the right to protect ukraine [ inaudible ] it will offer advisories to help with new elections. president obama has also been huddling with his staff about economic sanctions against russia that might convince putin to change course. world financial markets and russia's currency rebounded tuesday aft
. >> secretary of state john kerry will be on the ground here in ukraine in kiev later on today. expected to depart shortly from andrews air force base. we'll bring you that departure as it happens, i want to go to jim acosta at the white house. what is the latest in terms of diplomatic efforts on the u.s. front? >> president obama met with his national security advisers earlier this evening, they're not really looking at military options, at least according to what the white house is saying. they're focused on what can be done economically and diplomatically, you heard this talk over the weekend that u.s. and allies won't go to the g-8 summit this summer in russia. the u.s. is cancelling all military engagements that it has with the russians, that's a new step that took place this evening. you mentioned that secretary of state john kerry is heading over to kiev to talk about financial assistance that he is brings promises of from the united states and hopefully according to this white house from european allies, but the president believes that the world is on his side, not vladimir putin
chilcote, bloomberg, kiev. >> ryan is on the phone from kiev. ukraine is seeking international monitoring of events in crimea. lawmakers have approved a resolution to seek international monitoring as well. how likely is it that what is happening in crimea really does spin out of control? is a good question. all we can set this point is what is actually happening. this all started this morning when a second group of gunmen, or armed man if you will, appeared at the airport in a city in crimea. already another group of armed men inside the regional legislature there. areas unclear who these men . subsequently, we have heard from the country's president saying that there are russian troops moving around ukraine without coordination, without coordinating with the ukraine. as you say, asking for international assistance in monitoring events in crimea. there is speculation, and i underline the word speculation, that these troops are somehow related, or these armed men are somehow related to russia. as least as far -- at least as far as evidence, these are not russian troops. just as in the case
guarantee for the ukraine. kerry also warned against intervention by russia. kiev inlcote is in independence square last night. he filed this report. >> welcome to kiev's independence square, a place that nearly a week after the ousting of former president yanukovych remains the center of power in this country. that is something that is very much on display today in independence square. on the stage, the politicians have come to present their candidates for the country's new government. to receive the people's blessing. distrust of politicians in this country runs very deep even when it comes to those politicians that were in the opposition to yanukovych that stood with the protesters here just a week ago. when you look around independence square, you quickly realize that the real power in kiev today is here with the people on the square. a constituency of maybe tens of thousands in a country of 45 million. who is calling the shots? right here, as far as i can tell, it looks like it is going to stay that way for some time. ryan chilcote, bloomberg. from have live pictures the ukrainian parli
of what happened in kiev and in ukraine in general, there can only be one assessment. this was an anticonstitutional takeover and armed seizure of power. that was vladimir putin's view of what happened in kiev. as yanukovych slaughtered, i believe, 82 innocent civilians as well as wounding hundreds, and then he goes on to say, i would like to stress that under that agreement mr. yanukovych actually handed over power. obviously, yanukovych did not hand over power. he was driven from power by the good people who were tired of his corruption, were sick of his nepotism and his crony capitalism. anybody who believes anything good about mr. yanukovych should see the pictures of the home he had and the dacha that he was building that cost hundreds of millions of dollars. truly a man of the people. the parliament of president putin went on to say the current acting president -- talking about the acting president of ukraine -- is definitely not legitimate. there is only one legitimate president from a legal standpoint. yanukovych is the only undoubtedly legitimate president. a
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to be a part of independent ukraine. it considers what is happening in kiev a coup and believes that the people in kiev who are running the government are not legitimate. as you heard in jen's piece, some are saying that we shouldn't have russian soldiers, some are welcoming the russian soldiers, 60 or 70% of crimea is very much russian, there are 20 or 30% who look west. minorities. they do demand some kind of application from the government in kiev, and that's who they are looking for, for example now, but frankly the military is not giving it to them, the local government and nobody from the national government demonstrated an ability or willingness to defend the people looking to the west or kiev. now all power, it seems, in crimea switching to the east. >> they seem to be on their own. nick schifrin live for us. thank you. >> ukraine is preparing itself for a russian offensive. hundreds of men of all ages have gone to recruiting centres to volunteering their services. row is in kiev and spoke to some of them. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves for war. in kiev were there has already be
. is this the legitimate government of ukraine that's in kiev? if show, we should be saying it at every opportunity. and what made it legitimate and why is mr. yanukovych not legitimate? because that's putin's argument. and then, finally, i think you've got to really get down and look at the facts on the ground. and so i would like to see an assessment mission go in from the organization from security and cooperation in europe or maybe from nato itself. just some people who can go in and say, here's a report that the russians are on this border. are they there? what can you see behind it? because as this crisis escalates, which it might, the most important commodity is going to be on the ground, eyes on target, information. you can't get it necessarily from nsa, as good as nsa and as good as the satellite coverage is, you have to have people who can talk to each other on the ground. >> and president saakashvili just said the satellites were point there had, but it's not enough to get all the information you need. what about this point that he raises. what about the legitimate government? a lot of p
, but if you believe ministers in kiev, it could be very close. ukraine says russia has declared war and the countries are on the brink of disaster all because of whoo kiev does business with and unrest in crimea. western countries are pulling out of talks ahead of the g.a. summit in the russian city of sochi in june. >> we have to recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine has been violated, and this cannot be the way to conduct international affairs, and so in addition to calling yelled's emergency meeting of the u.n. security council, the united kingdom will join our g8 countries this week and suspending our cooperation under the g8, which russia chairs this year, including the preparation meetings this week for the preparation of the g8 summit. >> meanwhile, ukraine's military says he's calling up military reserve forces and wants them to be cam both ready as soon as possible. there are increasing reports of activity by unidentified gunmen and russian troops in crimea, including at a ukrainian base. there's a standoff between militia men and soldiers. they are
ukraine subordination. they realize they have no influence over the new authorities in kiev at all. and they have no tools that they can use at this point that would restore it apart were these extremely dramatic tools that no one in the west expected to employ. >> play not have expected it, but a huge concern, of course, particularly among the e.u. meetings in brussels today. part of that concern is into the the integrity of the ukraine. it's about what ukraine gives to the rest of the world. but in terms of global grain production. >> the grain is exported to crimea. >> the issue for the west as a whole is preserving what we took for granted to be the foundations of the post cold war order, which were agreed by russia in very significant documents in the early 1990's. making all of this inconceivable the problem for the e.u. is balancing effective action and utilityalation of strengths that we have that are greater than those that russia has at the moment. particularly in the economic area against the business interests that we have. the stakes that the e.u. has. for the u.s. it'
not be part. mr. obama is telling congress that he would like a package of humanitarian aid for ukraine. he's sending to kiev, secretary of state john kerry. if there's an obama plan to deal with putin, he hasn't made it public. >> senator diane finestien said i do not believe that threats means much to russia's leadership. >>> a ukranian man in the bay area is hoping a cross country tour in a unique car will help raise awareness about his country's fligplight. he's a circus performer. >> i change my mission to make sop fund raising for children that was apparent into this turmoil. suddenly it changes with russia into grand territory. >> reporter: he's also carrying a flag. he wants americans to sign in support of his em battled country. any proceeds will help families in need. >>> waves of water rushed over the parkway when a 12-inch pipe ruptured. it left the st. isabella school without water and cancelled classes for the day. students are scheduled to return to school tomorrow. >>> new problems for new jersey coming up. a winter blast slamming the east coast. we'll show you the storm tha
on ukraine. we will go to kiev and speak with the former president of georgia. -- whyt what he thinks he thinks the russian president cannot be trusted. ♪ >> welcome back to "the pulse," live on bloomberg television, radio, and streaming on your tablet, your phone, and bloomberg.com. >> let's go to manus cranny. ofwe are waiting for some the final emergency managers readings to come through in europe. the best thing that i read this morning was from the chief economist at morgan stanley, the risk of japification on this map. it is high and rising. there is a 35% risk of what happened in japan, putting off purchases. to thegest threat central bank, they have got to deal with that tomorrow. what will they do? do jews in the u.s., we are watching. u.s., we are the watching. s&p 500, we are waiting for the private payrolls add. -- adp. and the nonmanufacturing. back to you. >> thank you very much indeed. still to come, the best in luxury and technology join forces. ari and applerr collaborate. >> and you can follow both of us on twitter. we will see you in a couple of minutes. ♪ . . . >>
control as a potential putin game plan. and in kiev today the president of georgia warned ukraine's government that it should prepare for the worst and do it quickly. as more russian forces continue to deploy in crimea taking care of ferry terminals and as eastern ukraine threaten more violence, some say this could quickly escalate. >> this could end up as a full fledge war in eastern europe. this hasn't been more threatening since the balkans in the 1990s. this threatens peace in our time this in the european continent. >> shown he has made his own calculations and to this crisis he has so far only brought the hard power levers of military threat. this pay be a very big roll of the dice. >> if he's betting anything, he's betting that the west will not respond and that he will be able to achieve this and that ukraine will go along with this. and will not ris. esist. those are huge bets, high-risk strategy and events will determine whether he was right or wrong. >> who is putin listening to? analysts suggest a very close circle of advisors which may not even include his economic te
from kiev. >> here in the ukraine's capital, a fledging government is urning the russians leave and at the same time suring up the damaged economy. the new prime minister spoke to business leaders in kiev. >> the economy has become a hostage of the security situation that we have in ukraine. you know that the russians neighbors are aggressions toward ukraine. >> while ukraine is hoping to rebuild the economy, a skiddish market is dealing a blow the russian's economy, their stock market losing $58 billion in a day. the western leaders are looking at economic leverage as the best response to russian's actions. still the russians have the boots on the ground and seem to be calling the shots. president putin inspected the russian boots by therd border. the russians are saying that the war games were planned months ago. ukraine is beefing up the security along the borders of the country away from crimea and the eastern areas also pap ewe lated with many of the ethnic russians and that is why the russian foreign minister is moscow's concern. >> this is a question of defending the citi
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. >> not just kiev, western part of ukraine. all these mobsters looking from -- >> don't you think this has an internal conflict, an internal ukrainian conflict to be managed by ukrainians? >> that's true. this is exactly the position of russian authorities. that kiev has nothing to do with moscow. that this is internal conflict. ukraine was deeply divided country. and deeply divided nation. >> sure. >> this is practically two nations and two countries. and in case, this was my early warning, i am dealing with this problem for 25 years. and i warned, the day when nationalists will capture the power in kiev. >> as that's what you feel has happened here? good and this is the gij of the end of ukrainian statehood because the first action dks. >> why are they nationalist and people who saw for their own lives in their own futures a closer alliance from europe and moscow and russia? >> usually president putin say this many times. let's separate flies on burgers. because flies on burgers are not good. because on kiev, a lot of honest people people were dissatisfied of the situation and the countr
.n. there is an u.n. envoy robert suri who has been in ukraine. he tried to make a trip from ukraine to--or from kiev to crimea to try to mediate the situation. that was certainly an effort supported by some around the security table. ththe ambassador said that was n important meeting. he was not welcomed to crimea. instead he's going geneva to brief ban ki-moon the u.n. secretary general. starting on monday there is the high level segment of the u.n. human rights council. not to do with this, but i it is where lots of world leaders will be gathered including the russian foreign minister. now relations between western leaders and russians are not good in the best of times, but it's known that those two have a particular rapport the russian foreign minister and the american secretary of state. >> we'll leave it there. so what is russia going to do? any idea at this stage if they're going to go in? >> well, that all depends on one man. that man is vladimir putin. he is, of course, the president of russia, but he is also the commander in chief of the military. so now that the upper house of parliam
intervention in ukraine. >> from crimea, kiev, moscow and washington our correspondents are on the ground with the very latest. >>> eye of the storm. the huge weather system slamming the west coast with dangerous landslides and heavy flooding, part of a massive system sweeping across the country. >>> plus after the oscar, the homeless teen story leads to an academy award. one year later she joins us to talk about her life now. we have a lot to get to tonight. the situation in ukraine's crimea region is very fluid this hour. it's also extremely dangerous. here's what we know. u.s. officials say they are seeing signs of troops moving in from russia. washington is talking with its allies in europe about the consequences. u.s. citizens should postpone all nonessential travel to ukraine. tonight we have extraordinary video that speaks to the growing crisis in crimea. this cell phone video shows what appears to be russian military helicopters flying over crimea towards the city of serm ferm, one of the areas seized by the government. al jazeera is committed to covering this story. our in-depth
in ukraine, several fast moving developments on the ground as secretary of state john kerry landed in kiev this morning. the new video showing him with ukraine's acting president has the white house lays out its economic plan to bolster ukraine's finances. >>> next hour at home, president obama puts his money where his mouth is, unveiling a budget that backs up his income inequality message that backs young children and universal e pre-k. and it has been a winter of extreme cold, record snow. has the deep freeze changed how americans are spending? >>> we begin with the white house confronting major challenges on the domestic and international fronts. the president next hour will unveil a nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school in washington, as they battle with republicans over the economy and income inequality. overseas, secretary of state john kerry has arrived in the ukrainian capital of kiev, where he just met with the acting president. he's there to show support for the country's embattled government, which includes a billion dollars in aid. a new sign of aggression, russi
of the last days in ukraine. ukrainians told me yesterday in kiev how desperately they want a government that has the consent of the people. and an economy that gives them a chance to be able to live just like everybody else. i told the story of a person who had been to australia, who came back and said, we just want to be able to live the way other people live, the way we've seen them live. well, today our fellow foreign ministers and i met separately with our ukrainian counterpart, the foreign minister, and our russian counterpart, foreign minister lavrov, and we met as a group also. a group of concerned countries. we agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with russia, with the ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis. and those intentions are intentions that are shared exactly as i have described them between russia, the united states, the european countries, and ukrainians who were here. all parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue. the united states,
. it seems the whole of ladies vying for power in kiev comes straight out to ukraine's financial elites control of a aunty kiev. and we're just learning that the un security council will hold another emergency meeting on the crisis in ukraine on monday of next week. this time at the request of russia this'll be the third security council meeting held as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country. our tees on the stasi a truck and takes a look at the ladies from the new land and how the media is interpreting the crisis would you feel the rush of its iggy she said she said as the war of words peeks over the ukrainian crisis. due to the informant shop and ukrainian territory was truly humbling process and dubbed it the aggressor long before sending troops to ukraine was even considered jacqui what's in my teens even the likes of discredited politicians like former georgian president to weigh in on the situation eases us. they need to rush out the team that guy by the media. the older each year and double duty the moment. or better. it was the meanest one while the last acts as if demo
with a clear intention of repeating what's in kiev, what has been happening in the western part of ukraine. they want to replace the regional government. so that has created great concern in the eastern part of the country, especially in the republic of crimea. so in these circumstances, the head of the ministers, mr. axion in crimea made a statement. today this was referenced by mr. eliason. i will quote the statement "in spite of the agreement which was achieved by the central authorities, there cannot be a change of the security without the agreement of the council and the republic of crimea the violation of the constitution and the violation of laws on the police yesterday, the 28th of february, and the beginning of the police action has meant that in these -- in this -- in crimea with the people that are there that are trying to control the situation and the territory, because of the situation there has been disorder and with use of weapons. so then the statement i'll quote now that was issued today by the minister of foreign affairs of russia. the night of march 1st some unknown peop
[ inaudible ] loyalty to ukraine. our chain of command goes all the way back to kiev. and when you ask them, is there some pressure on you especially by people in the area to switch sides and they say which government? and that's one of the issues here. the regional government is a government that nobody knows in the sense you have these armed men pick up the parliament, then some mp's were let inside, and then you have this new prime minister who is the m man -- leader of a party, who actually only got 4% in the new elections. so there are questions of who are these knew authorities in charge, and the ukrainians saying we are not going to surrender to this government because we simply don't know who they are. >> reporter: the ukrainians [ inaudible ] were met with russian gunfire. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: shots fired into the air warning the troops to stay back. hey, we're local too the men shout and then . . . >> reporter: the ukrainians carry a soviet flag from the second world war, as if reminding the russians there was a time when these two sides were fighting together. >> reporter: bu
now when a group assembles in kiev, marking the anniversary, they will celebrate ukraine's political sovereignty and economic rebirth with more chance that thanks to the united states. so, in what shape should this support? first, we need to stand together in the next week to deliver serious financial assistance to ukrainian economy that is weak and growing weaker as this crisis persists. a $1 billion aid package is a good start, but our real work must happen within the structures of the imf, which can provide potentially tens of billions of dollars necessary to make ukrainian economic shift. while ukraine does need to undergo economic and budget reforms from within, i would caution the imf to be gentle and the timing of the conditions applied. difficult steps need to be undertaken to raise as gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough pleased so these reforms don't strangle a nation. today dealing with threats to its very existence. second, crimea. russia has invaded ukraine. make the mistake. they have done so in violation of the united nations c
in defiance of kiev's interim leaders. mean while, ukraine's currency fell again. its value has plunged 20% so far this year. now, after appeals from kiev for financial help, an international monetary fund fact finding team is preparing to go to ukraine in the coming days. and just tonight, according to dow jones, the economic minister says there's no risk of imminent economic collapse. >>> heavy discounting during the holiday shopping season paid off for the gap. that's where we begin tonight's market focus. the clothing giant which operates gap, old navy and banana republic reported better than expected earnings after the closing bell, but revenues were a tad light. and the retailer's full year outlook was weaker than forecast. and that sent the stock lower initially. shares closed the regular session at $43.68. also reporting earnings after the bell tonight, decker, the maker of uggs boots posted better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter but said the current quarter would not meet current wall street projections. that sent shares lower initially after the closing bell
ukraine president fled kiev. russia is ready to use all means to protect russians in ukraine and putin accused the west of encouraging protesters and driving them to anarchy. secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev. the united states and top allies are deciding whether to slap russia with sanctions for the military takeover of crimea. putin says sanctions will backfire on the west. you can stay on the rising crisis in ukraine by following our twitter feed at abc7 news. >> the city council of bay area will discuss hiring of a police officer for a substation for facebook at wood haven at the cost of $200,000 a year. the officer helps local schools increase safety and work in the area's large businesses like facebook to improve security. >>> a new york city congressman has a new bill requiring a kill switch on smart 15s to deter cell phone shift. the commissioner calls this the largest growing crime in america. they accounted if what of all robberies in san francisco last year. the d.a. in san francisco was among the first to urge phone companies to install a kill switch. we have mo
-- in kiev. warrant was issued for the mass murders of protesters there. ukraine's acting president has warned that russia's black sea fleet should not leave port in crimea or it will be seen by ukraine as an act of aggression. that followed vladimir putin's demand on wednesday for combat readiness drill of the russian military. the u.s. has warned russia against making a grave mistake with any military action. nato has also warned against any military action. on.let's move the european parliament is expected to give the green light for the lifting of the visa requirements for the people of mold over. moldova.d o-- of moldova has an association agreement with vicki you -- with the e.u. amnesty international says in some cases the kate -- killing of palestinian forces by israelis could constitute a war crime. troops have killed dozens of palestinians in the last three years. only one israel he soldier has been convicted of causing rock -- wrongful death. >> excessive and reckless -- -- that is amnesty amnesty international's verdict on the level of force used in the west bank over the pa
to the latest from crisis hit ukraine a group of heavily armed men have reportedly taking over two airports in the ukrainian region of crimea. kiev wrestling moscow for seven occupation of the progress or region despite the assurances of non interference from the crumbling of police reports. ukraine century minister arson have a comp has accused russia of an armed invasion denouncing the move as a violation of international agreements avid costs and the large force of arm and we cleaned our russian soldiers. i read it the saddest opal military airport in ukraine's region of crime euro on friday morning. the airport is located near russia's black sea fleet naval base eyewitnesses say the man dressed in full battle gear carrying assault rifles and russia flanks to control the airport backed by armored vehicles. the other main crimean airport in st de paul was also occupied on friday by armed men who also appear to be pro russia malaysia. he remains unclear whether the seizure is the initial stage of a larger military operation corporate simply this is all ukrainian forties from exerting great
from the ukrainian capital. >> john, kiev is a very troubled city. the army that russia has on ukraine's border to the north and to the east. as a result kiev has sent security forces along those borders and certainly to the border crossing. the fear that kiev has is that russia may try to send in agitators, a kind of fifth column to set things up should there be an escalation of tensions. they've also been speaking to business leaders here. even though there's a threat of war there, there is a real understanding in keybank that they have to get the government functioning. -- in kiev that they have to get the government functioning. to try to get them to chip in. all the wile the international community is looking to what they can do. there's talk of travel restrictions for the russians. and there's the expected arrival of secretary of state john kerry who many ukrainians hope will be carrying with him a stimulus package. >> many say it's the american foreign policy who shares in the blame. john mccain, a vocal critic of the policy. >> secretary of state john kerry has no idea what the
that transpired in kiev he signaled that he did and he would like to if he could in ukraine, ask for the forgiveness of the people. the three faces of a man who is now in russia and spoken to vladimir putin by telephone but that he hadn't asked for any rgs assistance. as if he could, again, this is a man rather in denial that he is out of power. >> is that the sense there in ukraine that he has lost all legitimacy? you have been there on the ground now talking to people. what are they saying? who do they think their leader is? >> well, again, this is a split country. i think it's without question that he has certainly lost legitimacy in the west country, which is the major half if you like, revolutionaries are in power in kiev and he is out of the country. and swiss authorities are investigating him and his son for money laundering. so the chances really of viktor yanukovych coming back here are slim. so there is still a political crisis in ukraine. it is now centered here on crimea because this is the area that has traditionally been under russian influence and if you like, russ
. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 1:00 p.m. in kiev. capital of ukraine. a country, its own prime minister says is on the brink of disaster. there are calls for international observers to be sent in to monitor what is an extremely notable standoff where ukrainian and russian forces have come face to face. the foreign secretary of britain william hague is in kiev. he issued a clear warning about moving troops on ukrainian soil. russian counterparts have said moscow intervened because russian citizens's lives were under threat. >> the pride of the ukrainian navy ripped from the wall of the staff headquarters by a pro russian crowd fast losing patience the the base is surrounded by russian soldiers. and yesterday this man, admiral, head of the ukrainian navy switched sides swearing his allegiance to crimea and moscow. today he returned urging others to follow him. but he underestimates the resolve of his successor standing next to him and the men and women he once commanded. together in defiance they sung the ukrainian anthem. ukraine has not yet died, nor has her glor
of kiev in ukraine was one of the signatories of the ladder another was rabbi michael composed and of the nair attended reform synagogue and temporal all which was vandalized during the russian invasion with anti semitic or fiji including swastika. a post and tell the time to natural that while the attack was anti semitic an eight year it was not likely carried out by a member of any far right party because the almonds were botched composed in state canceled prayers on saturday's march first in an effort to keep its members out of danger zone. ukrainian nationalists have denied allegations that anti semitism telling jewish leaders and israeli diplomats that their movements reject anti semitism and did a phobia. renowned french author bernard henri levy meanwhile has come out of his way to get by the kremlin propaganda that the three month protest on independence square in kiev signaled a return to fascism. according to levy the only signs of anti semitism came from and derek and riot police who denounced the putative jewish origin of the protest leaders similar sentiments were
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. >> reporter: then came ukraine. after revolution in kiev, russian tanks, choppers and troops moved into crimea. an older, darker image of russian power. but putin has done this before. 2008, russian troops invade the neighboring nation of georgia. he claims he is defending ethnic russians there. the same rationale for the move in ukraine. the u.s. and oourn european allies object, but six years later, russian troops remain in georgia. and now he is telling the world he is willing tose conflict with the u.s. and the west. >> we are on the edge of the not cold war, but we're on the edge. >> reporter: here's why. ukraine is divided. kiev and the rest of the country yearn to join europe and the u.s. and forge a different future. while in crimea and the east where so many ethnic russians live, they look to moscow. and they have used crimea as a major russian naval base for 200 years. on friday, obama tried to send his own message to putin. >> there'll be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: hours later, russian troops were on the move and putin was there. >> it's clear that mayb
black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe even sanctions together but also to work together and how these nations might support ukraine. deb. >> so john kerry spoke today saying russia cannot get away with this. is that, i suppose, short of the
of 35 military personnel to ukraine. the unarmed troops come from 18 different countries. they're currently on their way to odessa in southern ukraine. the mission was requested by pro-western authorities in kiev. that's scheduled to last until march 12th. >>> social media has played a huge role in the crisis of ukraine from government officials and traditional press to the protesters themselves. twitter, facebook and other social media is being used to talk about it, and in some cases propel and move forward the rapidly changing events. photos and videos are being posted online for the world to see. take a look at this from catarina, a 22-year-old ukrainian activist, who has been live tweeting from kiev since november. >> reporter: social media has played a huge role. to be honest at least at one moment on december 11th when a crackdown in maidan was taking place, it seemed to me that social media and facebook, they were th the decisive moments. when we started sharing the message. this is a perfect explanation of what social media played here on maidan. this is sharing inform
of what has happened in kiev and in ukraine as a whole, there can be only one definition, it is an unconstitutional coup and a military seizure of power. nobody is arguing with that. who is arguing with that? legally, there is only one message to the president. it's clear he doesn't have power. >> that's understandable. i have already said this and i want to repeat that the legitimate president is, of course, yanukovych. >> standing buy in moscow >> reporter: this is a fascinating press conference and one that seems designed to puncture the image of vladimir putin and an image that is common currency in the west. there he was back in front of a select group of journalists and instead of starting with a fiery speech, he began by asking them what they wanted to ask him about. so when they asked him about yanukovych, he said that yanukovych is the one and the only rightful president of the ukraine and that yanukovych hadn't given the order. they asked about the possibility of being engage of the ukraine. he said that wasn't going to happen any time soon, that there was no ne
in southern ukraine truth is this approach is that recounts looking to protect the release of ultra not chasing kiev. their idea no extra shine over. these other was a big needle and some boss a debt to china. i found it to four months achilles are accused of being modest in its app that lets you be buying that jaunty tune in their findings in this lab rats france. three the cup itself with the extreme photos of a crime and that is breaking out into him. the he's a comment like most cases it seems an auction with me next. and welcome to the problem ukraine's ounce of praise and thanks again to call the church sent this to the statement which said chance he's an only to give up into fine to hold onto our paths crossed line to the season extended test the keys in kyiv right now and i say so what did the awesome presence have to say. well the story of the city among others has turned into a genuine hollywood thriller. he fled to the ukraine's capital of five days ago. leaving all the governmental buildings macd the power itself in the capital to what was then that the political opposit
the situation here in ukraine. anne-marie. >> charlie d'agata. in the capital of kiev. thank you very much. >>> crimea has strategic importance for russia, it's located on the north coast black sea and cbs' analysis mike lyons said it's important to the world. >> the black sea fleet is there. it's the way of controlling the shipping lanes and its only warm water port. a strategic location for russia. they had an agreement with ukraine to keep naval forces there for a very long time. could it jeopardize the naval presence there. he can't have that so it's in his best interest to make sure russia controls that and would never fall into the hands of somebody else because if russia loses that naval port they lose a lot of protection of goods and services shipped to russia to the rest of the world. >> lyons things russia's ambitions for the ukraine are limited to crimea. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" cleaner fuel will mean higher gas price us and who tops the list of the world's richest people. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning,
ukraine >> reporter: here in the ukrainian capitol of kiev, obviously people are keeping a close eye of what's happening on the crimean peninsula but they are looking at threats possibly to the entire crimenian nation. with dig nat taries coming here and hard words coming from moscow, this is a crisis on the international stage. russia has the peninsula surrounding. while a stand-off continues with some ukrainian forces holding firm behind this gate, intelligence officials worry about a greater threat surrounding the entire country. we have learned today that ukrainian intelligence is aware of the locations of russian tanks. just on the other side of the border. less than 150 miles from the capitol. meaning those forces could arrive in kiev in a matter of hours. president putin's goal may not be to enter the capitol, but it's an option he has been given with the blessing of the russian parliament. meanwhile, a new voice entered the fast-moving event as the russian prime miles per hour sister tool to facebook calling out ukraine's leaders saying they seized power illegally and the ous
for stability and to protect its citizens. kiev says the world is witnessing an invasion. ukraine's west tensions flared as pro russian protesters surrounded the dances regional politics to be sensitive to mix they went one further storming the building. these priests welcome moscow's recent actions. bush has said so in effect using crimea author of cool for conventions of the produce you cry the need to pick c and a coke which she addressing the un security council. russia's represent apprenticed in an alleged that the probe into full of presents for his assertions are unlikely to ease international pressure we are attending a whole series of steps. the hum and diplomatic. that will isolate russia. and will have a negative impact on. russia's economy and its status in the world. when he spoke was achieved in iraq but cute matches to be taken not question this is in breach of russia's international obligations and its commitments. we talked about the potential of spending by lump of coal country is among two from the new agreement and we will consider targeted nations. these next steps i
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